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The Topography of Tears

May 21st, 2014 10:44 am

The Topography of Tears is a study of 100 tears photographed through a standard light microscope by Rose –Lynn Fisher.

Rose explains ‘The project began in a period of personal change, loss, and copious tears. One day I wondered if my tears of grief would look any different from my tears of happiness – and I set out to explore them up close, using tools of science to make art and to ponder personal and aesthetic questions.’

This series includes a wide range of tears from Rose herself and others, showing tears of sorrow, frustration, rejection, happiness, tiredness and much more. Each tear shows a tiny part of someone’s history and emotion.

We found this study fascinating.  A simple concept that seems so obvious, it looks like our tears have personalities that mirror our moods. Every change of mood reflects a different formation in our tears.  We can’t believe how beautiful the images are and the patterns created, each unique to that one emotion felt at that time.

Of course there is a scientific reason behind why our tears are different. There are different types : basal (lubricating), reflex (responding to stimuli) and psychic (triggered by emotion). Each of our tears contain different substances , and the makeup of these depend on what type of tear is produced. For example, our emotional tears contain the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, which is a natural painkiller that the body releases to relieve stress, but tears caused by the same reason might look different once they have crystallized. “There are so many variables — there’s the chemistry, the viscosity, the setting, the evaporation rate and the settings of the microscope,” Fisher said.

#Instafood – The new pop up restaurant

May 14th, 2014 11:19 am

Birds Eye has launched a pop-up restaurant that allows customers to settle the bill by sharing a picture of their food using the tag #BirdsEyeInspirations, on social media sites such as Instagram and twitter.

The pop up restaurant, appropriately named The Picture House, will open its doors in London today before visiting Manchester and Leeds in June.  Fish Chargrills and Chicken Inspirations will be two of the dinner options available at the restaurant.

Research has found that 52 per cent of us regularly take photos of our meals, uploading the pictures to our social media feeds.

Birds Eye marketing director, Margaret Jobling commented: “Taking photos of food enables people to show off and to share their mealtime moments – from the everyday to the very special. We wanted to tap into this trend and create a new reason for people to talk about and sample our newest additions to the Inspirations range.”

We all love using social media and are snap happy here at the office, so the thought of paying for lunch by taking a quick picture certainly has our attention.

You can find the restaurant at ICETANK 5-7 Grape Street WC2H 8DW London

No fashion furpaws here – Enter our exclusive comPETition

May 13th, 2014 2:27 pm

Is your cat a PamPurred Pet? Or do you have an unusual companion? Maybe a slithering snake? Then make sure you enter our competition.

Anna loves Frida her monochrome spotty dog. A trusty and loveable companion, she is truly a woman’s best friend. We’re looking for all creatures’ great and small to enter our amazing illustrated t shirt competition.

Send us a picture of your pet to by 30th May at midday. We’ll pick the winner with the most adorable pet picture to be illustrated by our lovely Liz. The winning pet will appear on a limited edition t shirt that will be sold online. The winner will win be sent the original illustration of their pet, along with a limited edition t shirt in their size.

Good luck animal lovers!


© Anne Kroul, 2013.